This 48 mile-long circular route travels along the main road on the north shore of Loch Tay, returning by the quieter, narrower south shore road.
Head west out of Aberfeldy on the main A827 to Kenmore. On the way, pop in to see the gardens of Bolfracks Estate, which offer great views down the Tay Valley. When you reach Kenmore, take time to explore this charming conservation village at the head of Loch Tay.
Continue along the A827 by the popular lochside picnic area at Dalerb and the village of Fearnan, where you’ll find Loch Tay Pottery. There are beautiful views all the way along the loch and, after the hamlet of Lawers, you can detour off to the right to climb the steep road to the Ben Lawers nature reserve, where there is a nature walk.
At the west end of the loch, you enter Clan MacNab country as you come to the charming tourist village of Killin. Don’t miss the mighty Falls of Dochart in the village centre and spend a little time in the Breadalbane Folklore Centre, which houses the famous 8th century St Fillin’s healing stones.
Towards the west of Killin, you’ll find a left turn on to the scenic South Loch Tay road. Take your time to admire the views as you meander past the award-winning hotel and restaurant at Ardeonaig and keep an eye out for some of the ancient crannogs that are in the loch. As you get closer to the east end of the loch, you pass through the pretty 18th century village of Acharn, where there is a popular walk to the local falls. From here it’s a short drive back to Kenmore and Aberfeldy.